Should You Camp in Back House at Glastonbury?

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Should You Camp in Back House at Glastonbury?

This article is part of our series of guides to the different campsites in Glastonbury Festival. Back House is another out of the way chilled general needs campsite that sits out on the south western edge of the festival.

Updated for 2023!

If you’re wondering where to camp at this year’s Glastonbury Festival and you’re considering Back House, keep reading to see whether it’s right for you!

Camping in Back House

Looking for quieter place to rest your head? look no further than Back House in the southwest corner of the festival grounds.

This spot first came to be in 2015 and is tucked away behind a thick hedge, making it the perfect spot for those looking for loads of space between tents and hardly any neighbours.

Plus, Cineramageddon and The Park are just a stone’s throw away.

To get to Back House, the best bet is to come through Gate D which is quite close to this field.

Arriving from any other gate will be a long hike.

Back House offers plenty of camping space. But remember it’s likely this one may only open on Thursday, to ensure later arrivals have enough space to set up camp.

In summary, Back House is perfect for those arriving by car on Thursday and looking for lots of camping space while not minding pitching a tent on the outskirts of the festival.

Just keep in mind, it’s a bit of a walk to the main stages and the heart of the festival.


  • Lots of space.
  • Out of the way and very quiet.
  • Great for people who need a good sleep.
  • Near Cineramageddon.


  • This site is quite far out of the way so expect long walks to see the main festival stages.


Best Place to Park for Back House

Best place to park would would be Orange parking.

Best Gate to Access Back House

The closest gate to Back House is Gate D

Is Camping in Back House Right for You?

Back House would be right for you if you:

  • Are going to arrive late, so instead of wandering about, you want to go somewhere with confidence that there will be space.
  • Want to be away from loud music when sleeping.
  • Don’t mind longer walks to get to what you want to see.

Back House Alternatives

Other areas near by you can also try:

For those who may not know, Glastonbury Festival is one of the biggest and most iconic music festivals in the world, taking place annually in the UK. This five-day extravaganza is like a magical kingdom, where the music never stops and the good vibes flow 24/7. The line-up is always a who’s who of the music industry, with past headliners including the likes of Beyoncé, Adele, Paul McCartney and Ed Sheeran.

But Glastonbury isn’t just about the music. It’s an immersive experience that’s hard to put into words. Imagine wandering through the lush fields, taking in the colourful and eclectic art installations, and getting lost in the diverse array of food and craft stalls. It’s like stepping into an entirely different world, where anything is possible.

One of the things that makes Glastonbury so special is the sense of community. The festivalgoers are a diverse group of people from all walks of life, but for five days, we’re all one big family. The vibe is so positive and inclusive, it’s impossible not to feel uplifted and connected to everyone around you.

See you on the farm!

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